Huawei Y8s review

Read our full review to find out how the Huawei Y8s differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 05.08.20 | Last update 01.12.22
Huawei Y8s ревю
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Judging by everything, the company Huawei does not stop working on the creation of a variety of smartphone models with which to delight their fans around the world. One of its offspring, as if composed of ingredients elements of the most expensive devices of the brand, is the Huawei Y8s. It is positioned on the market as a mid-budget model and its distinguishing feature is its small size, dual rear camera and affordable price. In addition, Huawei Y8s has everything to appeal to users of different age groups, but especially young ones, as it features a comfortable size, dual selfie camera and night photo mode.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Huawei Y8s specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2020, May 6
  • Colors: Emerald Green, Midnight Black
  • Dimensions: 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm.
  • Weight: 180 g.
  • Screen: 6.5" inc, 1080 x 2340, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Dual, 48MP
  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 4000, Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1, no Google Play Services
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass


Visually, at first glance, the unassuming Huawei Y8s doesn't look like a state-of-the-art smartphone, but the manufacturer has made an effort to update its look. For example, we find a dual front camera. The rear camera unit, on the other hand, protrudes slightly from the level of the housing, so it is advisable to use a case. This will protect it and work with pleasure with the smartphone for a longer time.

In the Huawei Y8s, the fingerprint scanner is not located on the side, as in most mid-budget smartphones, but on the back. It's a convenient solution that, if you're not used to it, you'll find it's a matter of a day or two to get right. All the control buttons for convenience are located on the right side.

The unit comes with a two-tone casing in green or black. The black model will appeal to people who are looking for a device in a strict style. We recommend the green one to anyone who wants to be charged with positive energy looking at their smartphone. As for the dimensions, they are standard for modern models - 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 at a weight of 180 grams. In other words, you can comfortably work with Huawei Y8s, even with one hand. You won't wonder where to stow it, as it's not as bulky as a shovel.


The screen diagonal of the Huawei Y8s is 6.5 inches with an aspect ratio of 19.5 x 9 inches. It allows you to handle different types of content. In particular, to watch videos, read, or browse the Internet carefree in search of important information. You can also create working documents.

The matrix is an IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080 x 2340. The color rendering is pleasing with great viewing angles and brightness reserve. The display occupies 82.8% of the front panel area.


The configuration in the Huawei Y8s is handled by a mid-budget Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53), which combined with 4 GB of RAM runs most modern apps and also games smoothly. The chipset is made using 12nm process technology. The graphics is assigned to a Mali-G51 MP4 core. The internal memory can be 64 or 128 GB. Fast RAM is supported and storage can be increased using a microSDXC card.


Our lifestyle involves taking a lot of photos and videos. That's why smartphone manufacturers spare no effort to look for new technological solutions for the cameras of their devices. Specifically in the Huawei Y8s you get a rear camera that is dual. Its main sensor is 48 MP, and the second one is responsible for the depth of the frame and is 2 MP. A wide-format camera is not provided, but a special mode for night shots is provided.

The front camera of the Huawei Y8s is also dual, but it has 8 MP (f/2.0) and 5 MP (f/2.4) sensors.

The quality of the photos is in line with this class of devices. You can't expect miracles, but in practice and with the right modes you can boast good results. After all, this is a Huawei product!

With the Huawei Y8s, you can shoot videos with a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.

Autonomous operation

The Huawei Y8s features a non-removable 4000mAh battery, which is sufficient for up to two days of use. The manufacturer has also provided 10W fast charging technology.


This Huawei model can be used for many things. As long as you don't expect much from its design, it is suitable for browsing the web, taking photos and videos to share on social networks. Plus, its size and weight make it comfortable to use with a large hand. The presence of a dual selfie camera automatically makes this Huawei model a coveted product by all youngsters.

Finally, we will specify that Huawei Y8s runs Android 9.0 (Pie) and EMUI 9.1.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Huawei Y8s and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Huawei.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology, and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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